Posted: 3:26 pm Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Football recruiting: The first Class of 2014 Big Board rankings 

By Post Staff

By Jeff Greer and Matt Porter
Spring football’s long over and fall practice is fast approaching. What better time to lay out our first rankings of the Class of 2014 football prospects?

Cardinal Newman receiver Travis Rudolph has wowed scouts in the offseason.

The PBGametime recruiting Big Board is compiled by staff writers Jeff Greer and Matt Porter. The rankings are determined using game film, interviews with coaches, scouting services’ reports and notes collected from the football season, spring practices and camp circuit.

This year’s class is particularly strong, with several nationally known prospects representing Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Palm Beach Central’s Kc McDermott, a hulking tackle, is the unanimous No. 1 prospect from the area, but Dwyer receiver Johnnie Dixon isn’t far behind.

Get used to seeing receivers on this list: There are 12 of them in our top 50. But they’ll have some talented guys covering them, with nine defensive backs in the top 50. What can you take from this? Well, Palm Beach County has speed this year. What else is new?

When the Post season preview comes out on Thursday, August 29, we’ll rank each position. We’ll expand the Big Board as the season progresses. Without further ado, here’s our first attempt at ranking the best Class of 2014 prospects in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

1. Kc McDermott, OT, Palm Beach Central, 6-6, 290
Committed to Miami

2. Johnnie Dixon, WR, Dwyer, 5-11, 192
Alabama, Miami, Ohio State finalists

3. Travis Rudolph, WR, Cardinal Newman, 6-0, 188
Finalists: Alabama, Florida, FSU, Ohio State, Vanderbilt

4. Sharieff Rhaheed, LB, Fort Pierce Central, 6-2, 202
Favorites: Louisville, Arkansas

5. Marques Gayot, S, Park Vista, 6-2, 195
Committed to Louisville

6. Darrell Langham, WR, Santaluces, 6-5, 190
Committed to Miami

7. Shawn Boone, S, Dwyer, 5-10, 185
Favorites: Ohio State, N.C. State, Tennessee, WVU, FSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas

8. Rashawn Shaw, DE, Fort Pierce Central, 6-2, 228
Committed to Louisville

9. Adly Enoicy, WR, Atlantic, 6-5, 205
Offers include Auburn, FSU, Miami, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin

10. Clint Stephens, WR, Dwyer, 5-10, 175
Favorites: Miami, West Virginia, Tennessee, NC State

11. Rashaun Croney, ATH, Pahokee, 6-0, 170
Arkansas, South Carolina, Marshall offers

12. Mark Kelly, DE, Dwyer, 6-0, 230
FIU, Marshall, James Madison offers

13. Xavier Preston, LB, Jensen Beach, 6-2, 220
Favorites: Louisville, NC State, Rutgers, USF, WVU

14. Kevin Bronson, DE, Village Academy, 6-4, 240
Favorites: Rutgers, Arkansas, USF, UCF

15. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Village Academy, 6-3, 180
Committed to UCF

16. Sean Bowens, LB, Treasure Coast, 6-2, 215
Committed to N.C. State

17. Ezra Saffold, WR, Dwyer, 5-7, 165
Iowa State, NC State, NIU, Western Michigan offers

18. Tommy McDonald, RB, Palm Beach Central, 5-10, 190
No offers yet

19. Ronquavion Tarver, WR, Glades Central, 6-3, 175
Appalacian State, FAU, Marshall, USF offers

20. J.P. Caruso, QB, Palm Beach Gardens, 6-1, 200
Committed to Appalachian State

21. Stephen Louis, WR, Palm Beach Lakes, 6-1, 190
Committed to Western Michigan

22. Jimmy Moreland, CB, Royal Palm Beach, 5-10, 180
Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Marshall, Toledo, UMass offers

23. Renard Cheren, DB, Park Vista, 6-1, 195
Committed to Northern Illinois

24. Alon Sims, LB, Royal Palm Beach, 6-2, 175
FAU offer

25. Will Jeanlys, ATH, Pope John Paul II, 6-2, 180
Committed to SMU (note: will miss senior season due to injury)

26. Emmanuel Smith, RB, Park Vista, 5-7, 165
Tennessee State offer

27. E.J. Elien, RB, Seminole Ridge, 5-10, 200
No offers yet

28. Gerald Ferguson, ILB, West Boca Raton, 6-3, 215
Marshall offer

29. Mike Perceval, DB, Fort Pierce Central, 5-9, 160
No offers yet

30. Trint Hanson, CB, Palm Beach Central, 5-10, 170
No offers yet

31. Rudolph St. Germain, WR, Palm Beach Central, 6-2, 185
No offers yet

32. Shawun Lurry, ATH, Dwyer, 5-9, 170
No offers yet

33. Alex Ogle, QB, Jensen Beach, 6-3, 190
FIU, FAU offers

34. Daikwon Fuse, DL, Dwyer, 6-3, 260
No offers yet

35. Arrian Parham, S, Cardinal Newman, 6-0, 190
No offers yet

36. Darrian Josey, WR, Boynton Beach, 5-11, 160
Akron, FIU, FAU, Holy Cross, Marshall, WKU offers

37. Derry Brown, ATH, Pahokee, 5-11, 180
No offers yet

38. Qwad Martin, ATH, Park Vista, 5-10, 190
No offers yet

39. Jerrad Ward, LB, Dwyer, 6-0, 190
No offers yet

40. Alonso Smith, RB, Dwyer, 5-11, 190
No offers yet

41. Bernard Willingham, CB, Glades Central, 5-9, 160
Committed to Akron

42. Bernard Eberhardt, CB, Santaluces
No offers yet

43. Caleb Perez, TE, Palm Beach Gardens, 6-1, 215
No offers yet

44. Jerry Jones, WR, Glades Central, 5-10, 175
Committed to FAU

45. Tim Jackson, DL, Dwyer, 6-0, 250
No offers yet

46. Jhanard Dorsett, DB, Palm Beach Central, 5-9, 175
No offers yet

47. Kaian Duverger, WR, John I. Leonard, 6-5, 170
Michigan State, FIU offers

48. James Holland, RB, King’s Academy, 5-7, 190
No offers yet

49. Hayden Brockwell, OT, American Heritage, 6-5, 300
No offers yet

50. Zeke Edmonds, ATH, Royal Palm Beach, 6-0, 195
FAU offer

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